Tibialis Anterior Muscle

Tibialis Anterior Muscle

Tibialis anterior forms the main fleshy part of the outside of the shin. It is a dorsiflexor of the ankle.

Origin : Upper 1/2 of lateral and anterior surfaces of the tibia.  

Insertion : Inner surface of the medial cuneiform and 1st metatarsal.  

Actions : Inversion.
Dorsiflexion.  

Innervation : Deep peroneal nerve.  

Daily uses : Walking - to lift the foot up and clear the ground.

Example strengthening exercises : Toe raises.  

Example stretches : Shin stretch.

Related injuries : Anterior compartment syndrome.  


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